Anglų literatūra 20 amžiuje

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1.Introduction 3
2.George Bernard Shaw 4
3.George Herbert Wells 6
4.Richard Aldington 8
5.Modernism 10
6.James Joyce 12
7.Thomas Stearns Eliot 15
8.David Herbert Lawrence 19
9.Post Modernism 21
10. Conclusion 23
11.Literary list 24
Introduction
I am writing this paper work because I like English. English is almost like my second native language. This language is very famous and beautiful. Even if I think English is rather difficult language I like it very much. I guess that is why I chose “20th century English language” as a subject of my paper work.
In this paper you will find much information about XX c. English literature and the most famous authors. This time was especially important to the whole Europe. The war and other political situations had a huge influence over 20th c. literature and authors. The events and mood reflects in poetry and other literature. All main historical events of the 20th century are written in this period literature.
The century is characterized by great diversity of artistic values & methods. This age had a great impact on the literary process. Variety of social, ethic & aesthetic attitudes. New achievements in science have their impact on literature. Literature absorbs & transforms the material of their influences:
The First World War
Russian Revolution
Freud’s psychoanalysis
Bergson’s philosophy of subjective idealism
Einstein’s theory of relativity
Existentialists thought
Economic crises 1919-1921 & consequent upheaval of social movement
Marxist ideology
Strike 1926
All these factors lead to literature of social problematics. There existed three trends: critical realism, beginning of social realism, modernism. The writers revolutionized, changed literary form, as well as continued the traditional forms. This inter… is a distinctive feature of the XX c. English literature reflected Britain’s new position in the world affairs. By the end of the XIX Victorian tradition began to deteriorate. The desire to liberate art & literature from the contents of the Victorian society. Thus, criticism is the dominant mood in the beginning of the XX c. Criticism took different forms. Some of them – modernist, others – spiritual exploiters. Artist’s duty was to reflect truly thoughts of people. Realists in the beginning of the XX – Hardy, Galsworthy, Shaw, Wells, Conrad, Mansfield, Bennett, etc.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
He was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. His education was irregular, due to his dislike of any organized training. After working in an estate agent's office for a while he moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as a leading...